Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gaga for Lady Gaga

Wow, long time with no post O_O

So here's a little something I whipped up today. I have been feeling very exhausted creatively lately, as life has been very busy. So in an effort to feed my inner artist, I decided to just have some fun with color and draw my inspiration from Lady Gaga. Her latest Music Video "Bad Romance" is full of fun and vibrant visuals. It's hard to not be inspired by it really. So this drawing was done referencing her crazy huge eyed bath scene.



I chose to use my Crayola colored pencils, since it's been awhile since I worked in color. Normally I would prefer to use Prisma, but this was what I had, so I made the most of it. I started with a light sandy color, and built up a rough sort of under painting. I mixed in a layer of orange and then mauve to start bring in some form and begin fleshing out some details. After that I brought in the pink for her lips and cheeks. Once the rough form was in place, I began adding darker colors to push the areas I wanted more contrast in. I had a lot of fun with her eyes, I wanted them to be the focal point of the drawing, thus the high contrast. All in all I tried to keep the overall feel soft, and give Gaga a bit of a Hannah stylized interpretation.

All in all I'm pretty happy with it. I'm looking forward to doing more with color soon.

Thanks for stopping by, as always feel free to comment! Have a great day!

<3
Hannah

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sketchy Wenches ~ Self Portrait

I was recently invited to join an art blog called Sketchy Wenches in which ever couple weeks a new theme is posted in which everyone draws whatever that theme inspires! My first task upon joining, however, was to do a self portrait and answer some questions. I finally finished my self portrait today, but still have to finish answering the questions. I thought I could at least share my sketch with you all first though. ^_^

It's been awhile since I've draw myself on purpose, so this was a fun task. I also decided to go outside my comfort zone a bit by including my motorcycle in the drawing. Now, I'm pretty happy with the bike, considering I have never drawn one before, but I also can tell I've left plenty of room for improvement. It was exciting to see this come together though, since I know I tend to only draw people, and I enjoyed exploring a new shape! I definitely will be adding some color to this sketch soon, I am feeling very motivated with it.



Thank you for checking out my blog. Feel free to comment, and I hope you swing by again soon!

<3
Hannah

Monday, October 5, 2009

May the Force be with You!

Lately I've been heavily geeking out over Star Wars. I grew up on the Original Trilogy like any healthy child my generation, and still love it more with ever viewing! Thus I have been inspired to sketch out everyone's favorite, Princess Leia in the Gold Bikini from Return of the Jedi!!!! I hope you enjoy, I had a lot of fun with this sketch. I may even go back and add some color. You just never know.



Thank you for checking out my blog. Comments are always welcome! Have a great day, and may the Force be with you. ^_^

<3
Hannah

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Magic in the Air

Who doesn't love to do a little Harry Potter fan art once in awhile? This was a sketch I did while reading the 5th book. Now don't spoil anything, I'm a bit behind because I like to read the book after I see the movie. That way I can enjoy the film without nit-picking at what they left out or didn't show perfectly. At any rate, I love the idea of Ron and Hermione, so this was a quick sketch I did one afternoon. I then came back to it and worked up some rough color. I don't have a decent set of prisma colors right now, so this was done with crayola colored pencils. The colors didn't come out as vibrantly as I had hoped, but since it was just for fun, I'm not too worried about it. I figure if you're not enjoying yourself when doing art, then what's the point? On to the art!



Hope you like what you see. Have a lovely day!

<3
Hannah

Caricature Time!

When working in a creative environment, you can't help but be inspired by everything around you, even the people! Here's a little caricatured doodle I did of my friend and coworker, Matt. Nothing crazy, but I had fun making him into a little cartoon!



Thank you for stopping by!

<3
Hannah

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happiness at Point Mugu

About a month back, I went on a motorcycle ride through the canyons with my boyfriend and our friend Shea. After a gorgeous and winding journey, we stopped for a rest up at Point Mugu. Shea ended up snapping an adorable picture of Josh and I together. So yesterday I felt inclined to do a sketch based on the photo. It was fun to do, and I just felt so happy as I worked on it.



Hope you like what you're seeing! Have a lovely day, and feel free to comment!

<3
Hannah

"Revenge is a dish best served chilled!"

This next drawing was inspired by one of my favorite TV shows, Pushing Daisies. In the episode "Comfort Food"from season 2, Olive Snook, played by the lovely Kristin Chenoweth, is teamed up with the Pie Maker for a wonderful Bake-Off competition. Both Olive and Ned wear the most adorable themed outfits, and I couldn't resist doing a caricature of her.



I hope to play around with this sketch more at some point, maybe add some color? We'll see!

Here's a screen grab for the actual episode, in case you were curious to see.



Thank you for checking out my work. All comments and questions are welcome!

<3
Hannah

Sleeping On Your Knees

This was actually a drawing I did for an art blog that's topic was "Sleeping On Your Knees". Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I took a more lovey~dovey approach to this theme. I wanted to use this challenge to express a sense of love, trust and comfort.



Thank you for stopping by!

<3
Hannah

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Classics

Welcome to my art blog! Since I'm just getting this started, I'll be posting some sketches I've done over the past several months to warm it up. So what better sketch to begin with then one inspired by a movie that made me want to get into animation when I was a kid! Disney's The Little Mermaid continues to be a big inspiration for me, as an artist and as a story teller. Here are some sketches I did of Ariel back in February. It was fun to revisit one of my most favorite characters of all time, it was like sketching with an old friend.



Thanks for stopping by! Please check back again soon for more sketches, and feel free to comment with any questions or thoughts. Have a great day!

<3
Hannah